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Do you like your crab steamed, cooked in lemon and garlic, Szechuan sauce, or on top of some good ol’ pasta? Check out this list to know where to eat when crab cravings persist!
Gringo – multiple branches
Gringo is a homegrown restaurant serving Latin American and Tex-Mex specialties such as ribs, chicken, burritos and more. One of their underrated must-tries is the Lemon Garlic Butter Crab!
Pier at Clawdaddy’s – BGC
Pier at Clawdaddy’s is the family’s seafood haven for the the best of Cajun seafood cooking and top quality steaks, ribs, and more! This is the place to be when you’re craving for all kinds of seafood!
Blackbeard’s Seafood Island – multiple branches
Blackbeard’s Seafood Island brings seafood dining to the next level by serving their meals boodle-style. It’s the place to hang out and bond with friends and family over fresh seafood and affordable boodles.
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The Red Crab Alimango House – multiple branches
The Red Crab Alimango House is the go-to choice of Filipinos for the ultimate fresh crabs and seafood experience. it is a definitive place for locals and balikbayans alike.
Your Local – Legazpi Village
Your Local is a neighborhood bistro opened by Chef Denny Antonino and Nicco Santos of Hey Handsome. The restaurant serves all day brunch together with a menu consisting of South East Asian dishes with a twist. Aside from the famous Torched Salmon Donburi and Lamb Rendang, try the Chili Crab Bun – chili crab, cucumber spears, leeks, and cilantro sandwiched in fried mantou.
Johnny Kahuku’s Hawaiian Shrimp House – multiple branches
Owned by restaurateur Raymund Magdaluyo and celebrity chef Peter Ayson, this is a Hawaiian-inspired restaurant where you will enjoy their wide variety of seafood viands here! The Crab Palabok is a must-try!
Blue Posts Boiling Crab – multiple branches
Blue Posts Boiling Crabs is a known family-style seafood restaurant from Davao that offers fresh seafood boiled, marinated in different flavors and sealed in bags. Get ready for messy tables, as well as messy hands and faces.
Crab n Crew – multiple branches
This little seafood shack specializes in serving large crabs for a very reasonable price. It is most popular for its crab-all-you-can promo. For only P799, get unlimited crabs, rice and iced tea. Children under 4ft. can go unli for only P499. Other seafood bags available: mussels, shrimps, clams and squid.
El Cangrejo – South Triangle
El Cangrejo is a seafood and steak bistro, known for their all-you-can-eat crabs and steak! This can be availed for only Php 895/head, 6-10 pm.
Dampa sa Libis – Libis
As one of the longest standing “Dampa” Restaurants in the City, Dampa sa Libis serves seafood in the realest way possible: straight from the aquariums and cooked in any way you want it.
Ooma – multiple branches
A homegrown concept by The Moment Group serving the best aburi makis in town, Ooma is a bold new take on casual Japanese fare. The Tempura Soft Shell Crab Maki is a bestseller!
Bun Appetit – The Grid
Bun Appetit started out as one of the most popular vendors at the Salcedo Saturday Market in Makati and at the Pantree Food Hall. Now with a new home at Rockwell’s The Grid, they continue to serve their 3 bestselling seafood rolls: lobster, crab and shrimp rolls.
Manam – multiple branches
Home of the best sisig in Manila and a homegrown concept by The Moment Group, Manam specializes in serving up comfort Filipino food in classics and twists. Enjoy their Seafood Bounty Kare-Kare which stocks up on crabs, prawns, tanigue, squid, mussels, and vegetable ukoy fritters.
Salta! by Pappare – UP Village
Salta! by Pappare is an Italian rotisserie bar serving roast chicken, lamb chops, pork chops, sausages, and ribs. Here, pasta is always made fresh and the meat is cooked in their charcoal-fired rotisserie. Their famous CRABonara combines crab claw meat, crab fat, Pappare homemade bacon, and 63 degree egg all placed on fresh homemade pasta.
Kenny Rogers – various branches
Okay so it’s not exactly real crab but we think Kenny Roger’s Kani Mango Salad deserves a spot on this list because there’s nothing more crab-ulous than a good deaL. With Booky, you can enjoy 2 orders for only ₱145! Read more HERE.
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